Australia Milo Yiannopoulos: Seven protesters arrested at right-wing commentator's event in Sydney

01:37  06 december  2017
01:37  06 december  2017 Source:   abc.net.au

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Seven protesters are arrested outside a speaking event held by right - wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos in Sydney , where high-profile barrister Charles Waterstreet was seen in the front row.

Seven protesters have been arrested outside a speaking event held by controversial right - wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos in Sydney , following his unusual visit to Parliament House in Canberra.

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Seven protesters have been arrested outside a speaking event held by controversial right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos in Sydney tonight, following his unusual visit to Parliament House in Canberra today.

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Yiannopoulos : what is the left really afraid of? Seven protesters have been arrested outside a speaking event held by controversial right - wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos in Sydney , following his unusual visit to Parliament House in Canberra.

Seven protesters were arrested outside the venue, which was heavily guarded by mounted police, officers on bicycles, the riot squad and marine police. Fans of the right - wing commentator were heckled by more than 100 protesters as they entered the venue

There is a huge police presence outside the Lilyfield function centre in Sydney's inner-west, with more than 100 police officers surrounding the event, including riot squad units and mounted police.

Up to 2,000 people turned out to see Yiannopoulos in Sydney, who has sold out five of his seven Australian events.

Socialist Alliance members are among protesters and have chanted "Nazi scum" and demanded Yiannopoulos leave Australia.

High-profile barrister Charles Waterstreet, who has recently been accused of sexual harassment, was seen in the front row of the event.

Left-wing protesters clash with police during a protest against British alt-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos in Lilyfield. © AAP Image Left-wing protesters clash with police during a protest against British alt-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos in Lilyfield. Yiannopoulos, a former editor at Breitbart News, has gained a cult following and hosts talks which criticise feminism, transgender people and Islam.

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Milo Yiannopoulos had a shoe thrown at him in Sydney after seven protesters were arrested outside a wedding reception venue where he was speaking. The event at Lilyfield in the city' s inner-west was heavily guarded by mounted police, officers on bicycles, riot squad

Seven arrests have been made as anti-fascist protesters clashed with Milo Yiannopoulos ' supporters in the Sydney suburb of Lilyfield. More than 100 anti-fascist protesters have rallied outside controversial right - wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos ' event on Tuesday night.

On Monday night, there were violent scenes outside the British conservative's Melbourne speaking event, with five police officers injured.

Heavily armed police were forced to intervene when protesters from both right and left groups clashed.

The 33-year-old is on a speaking tour of Australia and visited Canberra's Parliament House today to speak about the state of politics as the guest of outspoken Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm.

One Nation senators were front and centre for the event, but Liberal senator Jane Hume said it was best to "turn the volume down" on attention seekers.

"You know, young man swaggers into Canberra, attention seeking, saying outrageous things, and appeasing the far-right, and getting some media coverage," she said.

"Sounds like the Coalition party room."

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